About Pittsburg State

Founded in 1903, in the tranquil setting of southeast Kansas, Pittsburg State University's primary focus is ... you. Home to nearly 7,000 students, Pittsburg State provides you with all of the benefits of a major college experience, without the major college price tag. You can choose from more than 200 academic programs and emphasis areas in four colleges, and enjoy an average class size of just 18 students. World-class internships, study abroad opportunities and transformational experiences await you. Join us and discover why more than 65,000 alumni proudly declare, "Once a Gorilla. Always a Gorilla."

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Why a Gorilla?

When you're the nation's only university with a Gorilla as a mascot, people want to know why.

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President Steve Scott

President Steve Scott

The ninth President of Pittsburg State University.

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Gorilla Village

There’s no place quite like Gorilla Village.

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Gorilla GameDay

Join 10,000 of your fellow Gorillas in the Jungle!

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